Bethlehem Fore River Shipyard

Type   Shipyard
Historical Name of Location   Quincy, Massachusetts, United States

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Ships Constructed at Bethlehem Fore River Shipyard

Ship NameYard NoSlip/Drydock NoOrderedLaid DownLaunchedCompleted
S-26
Detroit29 Jun 192231 Jul 1923
Ancon24 Sep 193812 Aug 1942
Nevada4 Apr 191211 Jul 191411 Mar 1916
R-116 Oct 191724 Aug 191816 Dec 1918
R-516 Oct 191724 Nov 191815 Apr 1919
S-1815 Aug 191829 Apr 19203 Apr 1924
S-2318 Jan 191927 Oct 192030 Oct 1923
S-2816 Apr 191920 Sep 192213 Dec 1923
S-4529 Dec 192026 Jun 192331 Mar 1925
Lexington (Lexington-class)8 Jan 19213 Oct 192514 Dec 1927
S-4419 Feb 192127 Oct 192316 Feb 1925
S-4623 Feb 192111 Sep 19235 Jun 1925
Portland17 Feb 193021 May 193223 Feb 1933
Farragut20 Sep 193215 Mar 193418 Jun 1934
Quincy (New Orleans-class)15 Nov 193319 Jun 19359 Jun 1936
Vincennes2 Jan 193421 May 193624 Feb 1937
Gridley3 Jun 19351 Dec 193624 Jun 1937
Craven3 Jun 193525 Feb 19372 Sep 1937
McCall17 Mar 193620 Nov 193722 Jun 1938
Wasp (Wasp-class)1 Apr 19364 Apr 193925 Apr 1940
Massachusetts20 Jul 193923 Sep 194112 May 1942
San Diego27 Mar 194026 Jul 194110 Jan 1942
San Juan15 May 19406 Sep 194128 Feb 1942
Baltimore26 May 194128 Jul 194215 Apr 1943
Lexington (Essex-class)15 Jul 194123 Sep 194217 Feb 1943
Canberra (Baltimore-class)3 Sep 194119 Apr 194314 Oct 1943
Bunker Hill15 Sep 19417 Dec 194224 May 1943
Wasp (Essex-class)18 Mar 194217 Aug 194324 Nov 1943
Hancock26 Jan 194324 Jan 194415 Apr 1944
Saint Paul3 Feb 194316 Sep 194417 Feb 1945


Bethlehem Fore River Shipyard Timeline

17 Feb 1943 Lexington (Essex-class) was commissioned into service.




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Modern Day Location
WW2-Era Place Name Quincy, Massachusetts, United States
Lat/Long 42.2388, -70.9724


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